Where to ring in the new year in NH

By Stacy Milbouer

December 22, 2023

New Hampshire knows how to welcome in 2024. There is not a shortage of party possibilities on New Year’s Eve. Here are a few.


  • New Year’s Eve Governors Inn Hotel & Restaurant,  7:30 p.m., 78 Wakefield Road, Rochester, $85. Includes dinner with appetizers and dessert, live music, and dancing.
  • Ring in the New Year with Bowl-O-Rama! 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Bowl-O-Rama Family Fun Center 599 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, $99 per lane includes shoe rental for up to five people, two hours of unlimited bowling, large one-topping pizza, fountain beverage pitcher, five $5 arcade game cards and party favors.
  • Harsh Promadillo New Year’s Eve Party 8 p.m., 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, 8 pm, $24 and up. A prom-themed dance party with live music. A prom king/queen will be crowned so dress up.
  • American Legion Post 8 New Year’s Eve Party –  640 Central Ave., Dover. Festivities start with a potluck supper at 6 pm. At 8, things really kick off with year-in-review trivia, live music, cornhole, and raffles. There will be a full bar and snacks.
  • New Year’s Eve with the Chop Shop, 6:30, 9:20 pm. Lafayette Road, Seabrook, $25. AC/DC tribute band, Who Made Who, with Bulletproof performs at a party including hors d’oeuvres, party favors, outdoor fun, a midnight champagne toast, and an award for the best-dressed couple.
  • New Year’s Eve Live Comedy, Chunky’s Cinema Pubs 150 Bridge St., Pelham, starring Jody Sloane, Mark Scalia & Dave Decker, 707 Huse Road, Manchester starring James Dorsey, Matt Barry, and Greg Boggis and 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, starring Phillip Anthony, Joey Carrol & Pat Napoli.  all $30, all start at 7 p.m..
  • Sky High Soirée on the Rooftop, 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Artisan Hotel at Tuscan Village, 17 Via Toscana, Salem, $175. Includes nonstop snacks and bites, a welcome drink and a midnight Prosecco toast, creative cocktails at the cash bar, and exclusive rooftop access all night.
  • A Very Broadway New Year’s Bash, Colonial Theatre, 7:30 – 1 a.m., 613 Main St., Laconia, $30. with trivia, social bingo, karaoke, costume contest, dancing, and games. Tickets include light appetizers and a Champagne toast.
  • New Year’s Eve at Hermit Woods Winery & Eatery, 72 Main St., Meredith, $35 to $45. Begin with a 5:30 p.m. wine tasting, then enjoy jazz singer Ashley Warwick accompanied by Craig Jaster on piano and Brian Warwick on drums. Intermission Champagne toast of Cirque De Strawberry and a special dessert included with ticket. The show ends early, leaving time for another party to ring in 2024. 7 p.m.



  • Stacy Milbouer

    Stacy Milbouer is an award-winning journalist and has covered New Hampshire for many publications including the Boston Globe, New Hampshire Magazine, and the Nashua Telegraph.



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